Unemployment Rate in Zambia increased to 13.20 percent in 2019 from 11.40 percent in 2018. source: Central Statistical Office of Zambia

Unemployment Rate in Zambia averaged 12.97 percent from 1986 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in 1993 and a record low of 7.37 percent in 2016. This page provides - Zambia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Zambia Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Zambia is expected to reach 14.70 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Zambia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 15.30 percent in 2021 and 14.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Zambia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.20 11.40 19.70 7.37 1986 - 2019 percent Yearly

Zambia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.20 11.40 19.70 7.37 percent [+]
Population 17.38 16.89 17.38 3.07 Million [+]

Zambia Unemployment Rate
In Zambia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.